The automotive industry in and around Chennai is marked by the presence of several automotive OEM giants like BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Renault for passenger vehicles and Ashok Leyland and Daimler for commercial vehicles. TVS Motors and Royal Enfield are two of the reputed two wheeler manufacturers in Tamil Nadu. Chennai has a significant presence in the Off-Highway vehicles with manufacturers of Earth Moving Equipments like Caterpillar, Doosan, Kobelco and Komatsu along with the Agriculture and Farm equipment manufacturers like TAFE and SDF Italy.
The Integral Coach Factory in Chennai is one of the largest railway coach factories in the world. Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) and Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) in Chennai design and manufacture the most advanced range of battle tanks. Along with the OEMs, Chennai has seen growth of a world class auto component industry marked by Chennai's own TVS, Rane and Amalgamations groups besides the international brands like Visteon, Delphi, Bosch, Lear, Valeo, Hwashin, Motherson, Unipres, etc...
Two modern ports in Chennai and an excellent road and air connectivity, reliable infrastructure, abundant availability of skilled manpower and the upcoming Global Automotive Research Centre under National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) for complete vehicle performance testing provide a perfect auto industry ecosystem in Chennai, making it one of the top ten global automobile manufacturing centers for everything from Bicycles to Battle Tanks!
Chennai - A melange of history, art, culture, natural splendors and technological progress. The capital of Tamil Nadu, the southernmost state of India, Chennai is home to Marina Beach, the second longest beach in the world, with a sprawling stretch of gorgeous golden sands and shimmering cool blue waters.
Mahabalipuram is located 50 Kms from Chennai. Resplendent with rock carvings and temples dating back to the 7th century, Mahabalipuram stands testimony to the expert architecture that is so typical of the Pallava dynasty.